Jonah: Chapter 03 (1534)

The boke of Jonas. The .iij. Chapter.

  1. Then came the worde of the lorde vn to Jonas agayne sayenge:
  2. vpp ad gett ye to Niniue that greate citie and preache vn to the the preachynge which I bade ye.
  3. And he arose and wet to Niniue at ye lordes comaundmet. Niniue was a greate citie vn to god coteynige .iij. dayes iourney
  4. And Jonas went to and entred in to ye citie euen a dayes iourney and cried sayenge: There shall not passe .xl. dayes but Niniue shalbe ouerthrowen.
  5. And the people of Niniue beleued God and proclaymed fastynge ad arayed them selues in sackcloth as well the greate as the small of them.
  6. And ye tydinges came vn to the kinge of Niniue which arose out of his sete and did his apparell of and put on sackcloth and sate hi downe in asshes.
  7. And it was cried ad commaunded in Niniue by ye auctorite of ye kinge ad of his lordes sayenge: se that nether ma or beest oxe or shepe tast ought at al and that they nether fede or drinke water.
  8. And they put on sackcloth both man ad beest and cried vn to God mightily ad turned euery man from his weked waye and fro doenge wroge in which they were acustomed sayenge:
  9. who can tell whether god will turne and repent and cease from his fearce wrathe that we perish not?
  10. And when god saw theyr workes how they turned from theyr weked wayes he repented on ye euell which he sayd he wold doo vn to them ad dyd it not.
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